Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

We aim to provide the best possible opportunities for the growth and development of each child by ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum in all subjects areas apart from Religious Education. Religious Education: “Catholics believe that Religious Education is not one subject, among many, but the foundation of the entire …

RE

“Catholics believe that Religious Education is not one subject, among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process. The beliefs and values it communicates should inspire and unify every aspect of school life”. (Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales, 1988) Our first aim, as a Catholic school, is to teach the children how to …

English

The school teaches English through speaking and listening, phonics, including spelling, reading and writing, including grammer and punctuation. This involves daily literacy sessions. Our aim is to provide a framework within which children can develop their language and communication skills; to be able to read accurately, fluently and with enjoyment, and to understand and respond …

Mathematics

  The school has a daily numeracy session to develop the teaching and learning of mathematics. Through the teaching of mathematics we hope to encourage and inspire children to develop logical thinking and problem solving skills which will enable them to tackle everyday situations confidently, while deriving pleasure from the subject. A variety of approaches, …

Computing

Our aim is to give children a wide variety of experiences in the use of computers, to enable them to acquire essential basic skills and become confident in their use. This is achieved by allowing the children access to a wide variety of programmes at differing levels of difficulty, and over all subject areas. The …

Science

Our aims in science are to promote the development of the intellectual and practical skills which enable each child to explore and investigate the world around us. The subject is taught throughout the school using a wide variety of resources, including a range of equipment for observational and investigative work. We use the National Curriculum …

Art

Our aim is to provide a framework within which children can learn to express themselves through art and design: to give them the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and to produce 2D and 3D work; to develop their ability to respond to, evaluate and appreciate different kinds of art, both their own …

Design &Technology

Our aim is to enable the children to develop their capability to design and make with increased sophistication as they progress through the school. They will be taught the practical and intellectual skills necessary to achieve this aim and carry out a wide range of problem solving activities. The provision of more sophisticated tools, construction …

Geography

In the teaching of geography we aim to encourage the development of geographical skills. We give the children the opportunity to experience them at first hand through field work, locally and in more distant localities where appropriate according to age. We aim for the children to identify through the study of the physical, human and …

History

Our aims in the teaching of history are to develop the knowledge and apply skills to interpret history. We also aim to develop the children’s ability to explain historical change and its cause. We assist the children to understand interpretations of history and to provide evidence from historical sources, so that children can form judgement …

Music

Our aim is to foster a love of music through listening, composing and performing. In addition we try to promote mastery of musical techniques and disciplines. Each child is given the opportunity to learn to play an instrument and given opportunity to play in assemblies, masses and other performances. We provide many opportunities for singing …

PSHE & Citizenship

Promoting British Values As a Catholic School we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Church. We are confident that our continued focus on the Gospel Values will give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good citizen …

Physical Education

It is our aim to encourage children to be active and healthy. A progressive programme of activities extends and develops children’s skills and abilities. The children are encourage to participate in P.E. in a safe environment, stressing the careful use and movement of equipment. A variety of equipment is used to improve skills and for …